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Harold Wright

Contributing Faculty

Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy

Degree Program Doctor of Education (EdD)

Hello! My name is Harold Wright.

I am excited to be a part of the Walden University team! I have been a educator all of my career. I as a K-12 public school teacher where I taught English and theatre arts. In addition, I have been a high school principal in a rural/suburban area. I have been in higher education since 2000 where I taught education law, school finance, and mentored students who were gaining their credentials to become a school administrator in their internships.

Further, I have mentored students in their dissertations in the Ph.D. and Ed.D. I work with several national organizations on accreditation.

I have a bachelor's degree in English from Randolph-Macon College, a Master's in K-12 administration and supervision, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University.

I have taught in higher education at the University of Mary Washington where I started the educational leadership program. In addition, I have taught at Virginia Commonwealth University where I focused on education law and school finance. I was also the co-coordinator the VCU School of Education for CAEP accreditation. I was on the VCU leadership team for SACSCOC accreditation.

I serve as a CAEP lead site reviewer. I also lead teams for AdvancED for k-12 schools.

My research interests are focused on school change and the change process. I love working with colleagues who are interested in helping students be successful.

I have three wonderful grandchildren whom I love to spoil and send home to their parents! They are 7, 4, and 2 years old. They are so active and full of life! My husband and I love to travel, especially to European countries. I volunteer with organizations who are centered on social justice-- especially in urban areas. It's very fulfilling to tutor students in a middle school in the city of Richmond on reading and writing.